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The Royal Liver Building, Liverpool ( mono version and higher contrast shot now in comment)

Was cleaning up the hard drive looking back at the year, this is one I wasn’t at all happy with it at the time, but it is kind of growing on me now, see what you think.

 

I was down here on the way back from work late evening one night in the summer, I had got a few of the three Graces from the front and wanted some light trails, unfortunately being late evening by this point there wasn’t much traffic, or good light, but looking back at this I thought it might be worth sharing, like most shots I did plan to come back later in the year to do it again, with the nights closing you would be able to get a shot earlier with much more dense light trails... it’s still on my list...

  

The Royal Liver Building is a Grade I listed building located in Liverpool, England. It is sited at the Pier Head and along with the neighbouring Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building is one of Liverpool's Three Graces, which line the city's waterfront. It is also part of Liverpool's UNESCO designated World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City.

 

Opened in 1911, the building is the purpose-built home of the Royal Liver Assurance group, which had been set up in the city in 1850 to provide locals with assistance related to losing a wage-earning relative. One of the first buildings in the world to be built using reinforced concrete, the Royal Liver Building stands at 90 m tall and was, until the construction of St John's Beacon in 1965, the tallest building in the city.

 

Today the Royal Liver Building is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the city of Liverpool and is home to two fabled Liver Birds that watch over the city and the sea.

  

Comments, faves and constructive crit., always very welcome, graphics not preferred

 

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Taken on June 4, 2010